What does salvation mean?

Definitions for salvation
sælˈveɪ ʃənsal·va·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. redemption, salvationnoun

    (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

  2. salvationnoun

    a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness

    "tourism was their economic salvation"; "they turned to individualism as their salvation"

  3. salvationnoun

    the state of being saved or preserved from harm

  4. salvationnoun

    saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation

    "the salvation of his party was the president's major concern"

Wiktionary

  1. salvationnoun

    the process of being saved, the state of having been saved (from hell)

  2. salvationnoun

    The process of being restored or made new for the purpose of becoming saved; the process of being rid of the old poor quality conditions and becoming improved.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Salvationnoun

    Preservation from eternal death; reception to the happiness of heaven.

    Etymology: from salvo, Latin.

    As life and death, mercy and wrath, are matters of meer understanding or knowledge, all mens salvation, and all mens endless perdition, are things so opposite, that whosoever doth affirm the one must necessarily deny the other. Richard Hooker.

    Him the most High,
    Wrap’d in a balmy cloud with winged steeds,
    Did, as thou saw’st, receive; to walk with God
    High in salvation, and the climes of bliss,
    Exempt from death. John Milton, Parad. Lost, b. xi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salvationnoun

    the act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity

  2. Salvationnoun

    the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness

  3. Salvationnoun

    saving power; that which saves

  4. Etymology: [OE. salvacioun, sauvacion, F. salvation, fr. L. salvatio, fr. salvare to save. See Save.]

Freebase

  1. Salvation

    Salvation is being saved or protected from harm or being saved or delivered from some dire situation. In religion, salvation is stated as the saving of the soul from sin and its consequences. The academic study of salvation is called soteriology. It concerns itself with the comparative study of how different religious traditions conceive salvation and how they believe it is obtained. "Salvation" distinguishes a notion common to men and women of a wide range of cultural traditions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Salvation

    sal-vā′shun, n. act of saving: means of preservation from any serious evil: (theol.) the saving of man from the power and penalty of sin, the conferring of eternal happiness: (B.) deliverance from enemies.—v.t. to heal, to cure: to remedy: to redeem: to gloss over.—ns. Salvā′tionism; Salvā′tionist.—Salvation Army, an organisation for the revival of evangelical religion amongst the masses, founded by William Booth about 1865, reorganised on the model of a military force in 1878; Salvation Sally, a girl belonging to the Salvation Army.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. salvation

    Redemption from a belief in miracles.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'salvation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4617

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'salvation' in Nouns Frequency: #2807

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salvation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salvation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of salvation in a Sentence

  1. Matthew McConaughey:

    It's an isolation to get to salvation, how facing death helps you find life.

  2. Simone Weil:

    It is because the will has no power to bring about salvation that the idea of secular morality is an absurdity. What is called morality only depends on the will in what is, so to speak, its most muscular aspect. Religion on the contrary corresponds to desire, and it is desire that saves...To long for God and to renounce all the rest, that alone can save.”

  3. Ryszard Kapuściński:

    Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we'll never achieve.

  4. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    There is no salvation in betrayal, only punishment and remorse.

  5. H.W. Mann:

    Salvation, enlightenment, transcendence, is not a destination. Nor an event in the future. The answer is within us right now. To be fully spiritually awake while in human form. To live not in, but through this body – mind. To help others do the same. This is salvation. This is Heaven on Earth

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